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One of the things about my job that I love most is the opportunity to visit the most intimate or exclusive wineries, restaurants and clubs in every part of Italy, Europe and the world. In this category you will find the reports of all my food and wine journeys that I sincerely hope will inspire you. 😍

Michelin Guide: reflections "after dinner"

Michelin Guide: reflections "after dinner"

Friday evening, after months of seclusion for the drafting of the new edition of my book, I decided to spend a special evening with my husband to celebrate the end of this immense work. So I went to my favorite restaurant, the only restaurant ...

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Bolgheri: a jewel of wine? Discover Podere Conca!

Bolgheri: a jewel of wine? Discover Podere Conca!

I would have liked to tell you about this wonderful experience first, but they were really days of fire between work and university! Here I am finally talking to you about the second stage of my Tuscan weekend and about the company that perhaps made me fall in love the most. Maybe,...

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Artimino: wine experience in the Barco Reale of Carmignano

Artimino: wine experience in the Barco Reale of Carmignano

A press tour that touches two of the most beautiful Tuscan cities, Florence and Siena, is the most beautiful thing Maddalena Mazzeschi, who deals with wine communication and has been following wonderful companies for many years, could organize for me. So I thought I'd make it coincide with the ...

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Closed restaurants: letter from Massimo Bottura to Conte

Closed restaurants: letter from Massimo Bottura to Conte

For a few days I wanted to write an article on the new DPCM which I admit has displaced me and not because I am a denier or one who belittles the danger of the coronavirus. This decree - with the restaurants closed at 18 pm - surprised me because it puts ...

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Podere Marcampo: wine tasting and restaurant in Volterra

Podere Marcampo: wine tasting and restaurant in Volterra

I'm sure I don't have to tell you that Tuscan wines are a legend, but this time I want to tell you about a company in Volterra, a wonderful area that I had not yet explored. When my best man - Marina Tagliaferri of the Agorà press agency - told me ...

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Lantieri: how to make the perfect risotto (al Franciacorta)?

Lantieri: how to make the perfect risotto (al Franciacorta)?

When the journalist - and soon my best man too - Marina Tagliaferri of the "Agorà" Press Office invited us to go and taste the Franciacorta Lantieri de Paratico, to visit the company and have lunch in their Corte Lantieri farmhouse I was .. .

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Ronco dei Tassi: 5 reasons to fall in love with its wines

Ronco dei Tassi: 5 reasons to fall in love with its wines

In quarantine I noticed that, apart from a depopular of live Instagram, we are all united by an essential fact: we cook - and consequently we eat - more. In fact I must say that this thing really pleases me: I have been preparing for many years now ...

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Castello di Spessa: romantic weekend among Collio wines

Castello di Spessa: romantic weekend among Collio wines

Writing about the experience we have experienced at Castello di Spessa is not easy for me, especially in an incredible historical period. Within 3 weeks everything changed because of the Coronavirus. We spent such a magical weekend that, honestly, ...

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Valentine's Day 2020: we spend it at Castello di Spessa, and you?

Valentine's Day 2020: we spend it at Castello di Spessa, and you?

There are a few days left to Valentine's Day 2020 and probably, if you have a sweet half (or very sweet, as in my case!) You are thinking of organizing something very romantic. So I want to give you a beautiful idea by sharing what Francesco and I will do in that ...

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133 Sushi Club: art, cuisine, wine and magic

133 Sushi Club: art, cuisine, wine and magic

I fell in love at first sight 3 times in my life: the first on July 16, 2001, the second on March 28, 2009 and the third on December 6, 2019. In the middle I lived many different things, which in common all had to be what further away there is from Love. And I have it ...

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Buon Ricordo Restaurants Union: 3 new things you should know

Buon Ricordo Restaurants Union: 3 new things you should know

Today I want to talk to you about a rather greedy topic ... because I am sure that if you love drinking well, you also love eating well! Have you ever heard of the Buon Ricordo Restaurants Union? It is the first association of Italian restaurants born right here in Italy in ...

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Massimago: when Amarone becomes a romantic experience

Massimago: when Amarone becomes a romantic experience

I have just returned from the Merano Wine Fest and I finally stop for a moment to talk to you about the Massimago winery, its wines, its Amarone della Valpolicella, but above all about the experience I lived around Verona. I decided to give a different cut ...

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Amarone della Valpolicella: what to combine with this wine?

Amarone della Valpolicella: what to combine with this wine?

Every day Instagram shows me photos of girls of a thousand and one thousand kilos that within a year have put together a physicist worthy of a super model thanks to the ketogenic diet. Perfect, I decided to do it too. In practice, carbohydrates can only be photographed ...

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La Montina: a wonderful evening in Franciacorta

La Montina: a wonderful evening in Franciacorta

It was 25 March 2015, from 4 days I was Sommelier AIS and from 15 days he was born Perlage Suite... which gives notebooks online with another web address, it started to look like a real wine blog! If they had told me that I would be ...

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Corino: a special family in the heart of Barolo

Corino: a special family in the heart of Barolo

The last stop on the Pellegrini press tour was in Corolo, in Barolo. When you think of a "family" winery you think of a reality exactly like this! But his oenological history started from previous generations, when in the 1952 Celeste ...

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Bruno Rocca: the elegance of Barbaresco

Bruno Rocca: the elegance of Barbaresco

I admit, I miss a tour of all Barbaresco producers, even though I know those produced by some small companies that are still able to excite me. For this reason, when Babol Communication invited me to the Piedmontese press tour organized by ...

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Fausto Coppi: Vigne Marina Coppi, the passion of Francesco

Fausto Coppi: Vigne Marina Coppi, the passion of Francesco

Today I left for two days in Piedmont for a tour organized by Pellegrini 1904 SpA in collaboration with Babol Communication. First of all I want to thank Pietro Pellegrini not only for the invitation, but for his pleasant company intertwined with a ...

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Brunello di Montalcino: visit with me the estate of Carpineto?

Brunello di Montalcino: visit with me the estate of Carpineto?

This article opens with a delicious cover photo where, against the backdrop of the Carpineto Estate in the magical countryside of Montalcino, there are these two young and beautiful instagrammers who, being deeply in the midst of the balls while trying to photograph ...

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Gabriele Scaglione: fabulous Piedmontese wines

Gabriele Scaglione: fabulous Piedmontese wines

Anyone who knows me knows that I rarely fall in love up to this point. I went to Gabriele Scaglione in May with Federico, during his touch and flight in Italy. Akiyoshi was missing, but I hope to meet him next time ... maybe we will go ...

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A wine to discover in 2018? His name is Lorenzo.

A wine to discover in 2018? His name is Lorenzo.

Last Wednesday, after photographing thirty beautiful orchids in Michele Cesi's greenhouse to update his I Love Orchid online shop (if you love orchids you can't help but visit it by clicking HERE), I found the strength to get to Costa. ..

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Millésima Blog Awards 2017: Do you know Chateau Beychevelle?

Millésima Blog Awards 2017: Do you know Chateau Beychevelle?

Since we have reached the new edition of the Millésima Blog Awards, I want to offer you a series of articles on the wonderful experience that we winners experienced thanks to this important International Competition. My goal is to make you ...

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Exciting tasting at Poderi Gallino in Piedmont

Exciting tasting at Poderi Gallino in Piedmont

Yesterday I had the classic example of a pleasantly exhausting day: wake up at 6 after 3 to finish the graphic design of the back label of one of my clients (I will tell you about this company as soon as everything is ready, we are really doing a ...

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Monchiero, a brief history of a mythological Barolo

Monchiero, a brief history of a mythological Barolo

Today I jump from the Prosecco Metodo Classico of Le Vigne of Alice to the Barolo of Monchiero, setting aside for a moment the Vinitaly, where I had the pleasure of re-tasting the Barolo of Fabrizio Merlo di Sylla Sebaste, to return to the Langhe, to those splendid. ..

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Matteo Morra: (almost) starred cuisine in Barolo

Matteo Morra: (almost) starred cuisine in Barolo

Matteo Morra is the very young chef Patron of the restaurant of the same name housed at the excellent Sylla Sebaste farm in Barolo, and I can never thank Mr Art & Wine Fabio Carisio enough for making me regain a lost passion for ...

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Christmas in Pisogne: Irresistible temptations in the family.

Christmas in Pisogne: Irresistible temptations in the family.

Today I am writing to share with you the beautiful Christmas I spent with my family in Pisogne, on Lake Iseo, at the Tentazioni restaurant of Giacomo and Sandro Pittelli, two young twins of Calabrian origin who I am sure will make their way. Giacomo is exceptional in ...

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Post Christmas lunch with the family? I chose Bellavista!

Post Christmas lunch with the family? I chose Bellavista!

Before telling you about my beautiful Christmas that I spent with my family at the Temptations Restaurant in Pisogne, I will take a small step forward to the next day: Santo Stefano! You'll find out why in a few days ... Given that I didn't spend a Christmas ...

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Berlucchi, fingerfood and Deb & Rose: #BellaMilano

Berlucchi, fingerfood and Deb & Rose: #BellaMilano

Today I am writing to tell you a wonderful experience that I lived a few days ago with Francesco ... if you are in Milan with a boyfriend or friends it is the perfect place for a quality aperitif ... we had a really good time and we can't wait to replicate! But let's start with ...

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Reportage - Ca 'del Bosco Method: quality or advertising?

Reportage - Ca 'del Bosco Method: quality or advertising?

I have always wanted to write this article, so I am really happy to have had the opportunity to do so thanks to Alessandra Viola, Head of Public Relations at Ca 'del Bosco. Today I finally cleared my mind about the colossus of Franciacorta ....

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Emotions in the Friuli vineyards

Emotions in the Friuli vineyards

Today I will do something different than usual ... I am writing to you not to help you do something, but to share with you the emotion that is possessing me up to the bowels in these two days in the vineyards of Friuli. With a little presumption, to you who follow me and read ...

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Dinner, wine and Japanese medlar

Dinner, wine and Japanese medlar

Here, I know that this title undoubtedly leaves you perplexed ... but it is emblematic of the wonderful evening I spent with my adorable glass mates. I anticipate that from today the "Povero Andrea" will be called "Povero e Sfasato Andrea" ... but why you ...

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Venus met Bacchus at the Alexander of Ravenna

Venus met Bacchus at the Alexander of Ravenna

An ancient Latin proverb says: "Venerem sine Libero et Cerere frigere". It can be translated more or less like this: "Without Bacchus and Ceres, Venus cools down", where the three divinities respectively indicate wine, food and love. Of course, that's not the sentence anymore ...

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